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The City and the City by China Mieville
Macmillan Hardcover  ISBN/ITEM#: 9781405000178
Date: 15 May 2009 List Price £17.99 Amazon US / Amazon UK /

Uncorrected Proof Copy: The long awaited novel marking the return of China Miéville. The City & The City furthers the author's fascination with all things urban and will doubtless be one of this year's most welcomed releases.

"When the body of a murdered woman is found in the extraordinary, decaying city of Bes el, somewhere at the edge of Europe, it looks like a routine case for Inspector Tyador Borlu of the Extreme Crime Squad. But as he probes, the evidence begins to point to conspiracies far stranger, and more deadly, than anything he could have imagined. Soon his work puts him and those he cares for in danger. Borlu must travel to the only metropolis on Earth as strange as his own, across a border like no other. With shades of Kafka and Philip K. Dick, Raymond Chandler and 1984 , "The City & The City" is a murder mystery taken to dazzling metaphysical and artistic heights."

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